maitrebongo wrote:Because,Magic1111 wrote:
This Mod is not ended ; there are adjustments to be made but especially, it will be complete only when I can add it a personalized ground map, and it is not made possible by the engine of the game yet (although I was able to demonstrate that this engine could support it…).
Generally speaking, this game is not so modder's friendly which it seemed at first sight.
We can change many thing and adapt them at our convenience, but it would seem that it is not wished that we go too far to these modifications and I'm fed up to have to make sort of retro-engineering with the code of the program to find tricks to by-pass this inertia.
Modding is a symbiotic relation between motivated voluntary amateurs and team of development that has to earn money with their game.
If this collaboration does not work on a report of mutual confidence, then mods will eventually become increasingly scarce and this game will eventually fall in limbo of the stock of Slitherine/Matrixgames (like so many before it...).
I play wargames on PC for more than 25 years and I own almost 500 computer wargames (that I all kept religiously). I have modding for my personal comfort a good many of between them and I think of having acquired a certain experience which allows me to know if a wargame will have or not a certain longevity in the community of the players.
If you look in time, you will see that the wargames which lasted longer or those who were most improved is the ones whose source code more or less fell in the public domain (Steel Panthers, Close combat, Panzer General...) what allowed the modders to express himself without constraints and in all the directions.
As I said it, I am an old player and I have a lot of patience… Thus I would wait that OOB evolves in this direction to resume the modding on this game. It will be certainly the case in a few years.
After all, the essence of a wargame is 2D graphics (even if here they are 3D) and this kind of graphics is not also subject to the obsolescence as those of the fashionable games of whom we shall not remember ourselves any more before one year or two.
I would just like to thank you for the hard work, it is a shame you don't get the support you deserve.
Sure devs need to make money, but closing off a wargame too much eventually loses you money.
Same as too much dlc milking.
Your work lifts OOB to a higher level, it is a shame that the devs seem to be too blind to realize it.
Would love to be proven wrong though.